How do you know when it’s time to replace your wheel equipment?

We don’t know of any shop owners who wake up and think: “You know, after I have my morning cup of coffee, I think I’ll drop a load of cash into some new equipment just for the heck of it.” If anything, you’re probably having that cup of joe and thinking: “Man, I hope that old changer holds up just one more day”.

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NADA Show 2018: A crystal ball into the future of fixed ops

There was a ton of big news from this year’s NADA Show. Much of it revolved around autonomous cars and vehicle technology. As Wes Lutz, this year’s NADA chairman, put it: “The automobile is the most exciting platform for innovation in the next 100 years”.

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Lift and Wheel Service on Display at NADA Expo and ATD Show

The Rotary and Chief booth at the NADA Expo and ATD Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center may resemble a trip to Paris more than a trip to a trade conference, thanks to the brands’ new augmented reality (AR) art gallery installation.

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How Much Can Your Rotary...Lift? Olympic Edition

As the world gears up for the Winter Olympics, we here at Rotary have been asking ourselves some very serious questions. Who will emerge as the standout athlete? Will the USA win the winter medal count? And, how many gold medals can my SPOA10 pick up? (The answer, btw is 7,745 which would be worth about $4.1 million) 

We did the math on a few other Olympic related items and athletes. You're welcome.

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Product Spotlight: R501N Speedchanger HD

Flipping tires may sound like a good workout for some people, but force those same people to do it for a living, and their views may change. However, that’s a daily occurrence in the life of a HD tire technician. With some tires, like the new super singles, tipping the scales at 300lbs.+, you can see why trying to man handle that all day would get old. So why not make your tech’s life and your bottom line better? Enter Rotary’s R501N Speedchanger HD.

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The Importance of ALI to the Lift Industry

ALI stands for Automotive Lift Institute. It was formed in 1945 by nine U.S. lift manufacturers who agreed to work together for the common good in order to develop a new trade association. ALI formed out of the concerns over the availability of raw materials used to produce automotive lifts, since many of these materials were on allocation by the government. As a result companies were beginning to use repurposed materials of questionable integrity for the manufacturing of lifts. This lead to concerns by ALI about the quality of the lifts being produced and the safety of lift operators. The focus of ALI today is still the quality of lifts and safety of the operators, which is the foundation of their mission.

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Leasing vs. Buying: The Advantages Depend on Your Fleet Size

iStock-528439804.jpgTo buy or not to buy. That is the question.

Well, that’s the question for fleet owners and managers when it comes to their new trucks. It’s not a new question either. Fleet managers have wrestled with this for decades. It’s a hard question to answer, because the answer fluctuates for many fleet owners as new technologies and new services are introduced.

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5 Questions (and Answers) for 2018

2018 will definitely bring about change. But what exactly can we look forward to? Still no flying cars like we were promised or hover boards for that matter. Thanks a lot Marty Mcfly!  However, we had a few questions burning at our souls, so we tried our best to answer them. 

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Top 5 Blogs of 2017

We understand that all blogs are not created equal and some have more information that pertains to your shop than others. For us, it stings a little, because we want all of them to be just as informative as the next, but that's just not the case. So as chosen by you, our customers, here at the top 5 blogs for 2017!

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OEMs Are Showcasing Their 2018 Class 8 Models. And They’re Amazing.

Big rig manufacturers are starting to roll out their new 2018 Class 8 trucks. That means it’s time to understand what’s different about the new models, so you’ll know what to look for as they start to roll into your fleet. Heavy Duty Trucking—a.k.a. TruckingInfo.com—recently published a preview of all major manufacturers’ 2018 lineups. We highly recommend you click that link and take an in-depth look for yourself, but let us provide a few of the highlights for you:

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